Specific code 2010 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 851.72
Cerebellar or brain stem laceration with open intracranial wound with brief (less than one hour) loss of consciousness
  • Short description: Opn cerebel lac-brf coma.
  • ICD-9-CM 851.72 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 851.72 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2010 version of ICD-9-CM 851.72.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 851.72: 2011 2012 2013 2014.
851.72 can be converted using the following scenario:
Scenario 1
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S06.371A Contusion, laceration, and hemorrhage of cerebellum with loss of consciousness of 30 minutes or less, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S06.372A Contusion, laceration, and hemorrhage of cerebellum with loss of consciousness of 31 minutes to 59 minutes, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S06.381A Contusion, laceration, and hemorrhage of brainstem with loss of consciousness of 30 minutes or less, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S06.382A Contusion, laceration, and hemorrhage of brainstem with loss of consciousness of 31 minutes to 59 minutes, initial encounter
  • With:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S01.90XA Unspecified open wound of unspecified part of head, initial encounter
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